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Harley’s Winning Red Velvet Cake

In the south, there is nothing more quintessentially “Southern” than a red velvet cake. Sadly, too many people think that any red colored is a red velvet cake.  It is not. A proper and true red velvet cake isn’t simply red; it MUST have buttermilk, cocoa powder and vinegar  A true red velvet cake will be …

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Aunt Martha’s Carrot Cake…SOLD $600

As a cake judge at the county youth fair, I refuse to judge cakes made by my students, family members, or even friends of the family. I always taste them, but I never judge them.  As a judge, I’m sure that I could be objective.  I was trained by well respected judges and having judged for …

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Winning Cake…Coastal Coconut Cream Cake

My son learned to bake 3 years ago. Since then, he has had 3 award winning cakes, one for every year he has entered our local youth fair. His first year, he baked a chocolate cake with peanut butter buttercream and tons of chopped Reese’s cups. He desperately wanted to be original, and even though …

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Not Your Typical Holiday Dessert…Brandied Caramel & Pecan Cream Cheese Pound Cake

I’m a baker, and I have been since my first 4-H cooking class when I was 8 years old.  Before I could boil pasta, I could make yeast bread and orange marmalade.  Before I could cook myself a meal, I was baking award winning cakes.  I’ve learned a lot since then.  I no longer have …

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Ean’s Award Winning Cake…Chocolate-Peanut Butter Explosion

As previously mentioned today, boys should be taught to cook.  Boys should, not only be able to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but they should also be able to prepare dessert. When Ean first decided that he wanted to bake a cake for 4-H, I asked him to decide the flavor and style.  Then, I …

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Cuban Espresso Dark Chocolate Cake with Salted Dulce De Leche Frosting

A couple of years ago, my (then) 10 year old decided that he wanted to bake a cake for our local 4-H/FFA Youth Fair.  I agreed to teach him, but he had to decide what kind/flavor he wanted to bake.  He decided on a chocolate & peanut butter cake, which shouldn’t surprise me since I’m …

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Andes Candies meet Chocolate Cake

This one is totally for my husband and son.  They LOVE mint chocolate chip ice cream, Andes candies, after dinner mints, Thin Mint cookies, and anything else that’s chocolatey and minty.  As my husband said, “I’m gonna love it and hug it and make it my very own!”

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